Thursday, February 16, 2017
MSU Film Collective:
(Movie / Film)
Andrei Tarkovsky's 1979 film "Stalker," presented by Yelena Kalinsky more information...
Andrei Tarkovsky's 1979 sci-fi masterpiece, based loosely on the Strugatsky brothers' novel Roadside Picnic, takes place in a dystopian world where a mysterious Zone is sealed off by the government and is said to grant one's deepest unconscious wish. Unable to resist the Zone's pull, the Stalker of the title leads a washed-up writer and a cynical scientist on a spiritual and philosophical quest to the heart of the Zone. The illusion of continuous action through the constantly shifting landscape and strange, nondiegetic sound cast a seductive spell while ultimately frustrating any single interpretation.